Does the HCG Diet Really Work? – Well-Being Secrets

Posted on: May 9, 2017

The HCG diet came into existence in the 1950’s when physician Albert Simeons noted that underweight women could give birth to normal-weight babies.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone the female body produces when an embryo has undergone implantation.

Some women may be aware if its existence because it is the chemical excreted and detected by a pregnancy test.

During pregnancy, HCG plays several important roles.

The function that brought HCG to Dr. Simeons’ attention is the theory that it regulates the hypothalamus.

This portion of the brain is responsible for controlling hunger, tiredness, body temperature, and thirst.

Dr. Simeons believed that if the body received injections of HCG, it could be tricked into using what he called “the Fat Bank”—the body’s stored fat deposits—while eating very few calories.

While patients consumed much less food than recommended, HCG told the hypothalamus that it is full and the body responded by using stored fat for energy.

When the body goes into what is called “starvation mode”, it usually turns to using up one’s lean muscle.

However, HCG stops the body from going into starvation mode.

Simeons started to prescribe injections of HCG after noting that it stimulated weight loss that did not include losing lean muscle (as is common with many diets that require very low-calorie intake).

Simeons claimed that his HCG diet could cure obesity by helping you lose between one and three pounds of weight daily by attacking stored fat.

This hormone works to metabolize the subcutaneous fat that is hard to remove.

Subcutaneous fat is the fat beneath the skin and is stored all over the body.

When you exercise or have short periods in which your heart rate is boosted, your body burns visceral fat.

In such a scenario, along with a very minimal caloric intake, a body’s weight would drop quickly. #HCGdiet #weightloss #novuscenter

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